A little over a month ago, I announced the launch of ERE.net’s new community. Since then, we’ve received a lot of great feedback on how we can make a good thing even better, and I wanted to share a couple of the new things we’ve been working on.
One of our goals with the new community is to reach out to the entire recruiting profession to participate in our conversation, not just those who visit the website each day. (Don’t worry — we’ll always love you best!) To that end, we’ve opened up the conversations on ERE.net in a couple of new ways.
We received a lot of pushback from the community about our decision to do away with the email group discussion digests with the full text of each post in the group. We originally did this because we were trying to cut down on the volume of emails that you receive from ERE.net, but doing away with it altogether was a mistake.
The team here has created a new email digest that I think will meet both goals. It has a personalized email with the full text of all the groups and discussions that you are following, and at the same time you’ll have fewer emails cluttering your in-box. In fact, it looks a lot like the digest that we had before we made the big change! Of course, if you prefer the new emails with just the synopsis, you can still get that.
To sign up for the new email digest, you need to click on the “manage” link at the top right of the ERE.net website (make sure you are logged in).
On your manage account page, just scroll down to the “Newsletter Subscription” section of the page, and check the box next to “ERE Discussion Digest.” After you check that box, you can choose to receive the “personalized” version (only messages from discussions you’re following or from groups you’re a member of) or the “all messages” version. Be sure to click the “change subscription settings” button when you are done!
There are more recruiters every day who are active on both ERE.net and Twitter (and so am I), so I’m excited that we can now link those accounts and automatically let our Twitter followers know when we post to the ERE.net community!
To set this up, you must have a Twitter account! If you do, go to the ERE Community, click “Settings”, and then “Broadcast”.
Now check the box to enable the Twitter connection, save your changes, and finally click on the authorize link.
Here’s an example of how it looks – my status update on ERE about this post!
Give the new options a try, and let me know in the comments (or on Twitter!) what you think!